Ginsai Purple and Pink Kutani Cup and Saucer Pair
The warmth of the cup’s pottery foundation combined with an elegant silver leaf applique imparts a rare and luxurious quality.
The unique texture provides a wonderful tactile feel that is perfectly balanced with the silver leaf accents applied with the traditional Kutani ware technique.
The raised texture of the cup is comfortable and fits in the hand perfectly. The gradient pattern created by baking at high temperatures is a graceful combination of nature and art.
The cup compliments any space and lends an air of style and sophistication merely by placing it on a table. It is an exquisite piece suitable for daily use or when entertaining guests.
It is also offered in a splendid blue color for your choice of aesthetic.
- Quantity: 2 cups and 2 plates
- Dimension: Cup D8cm(3.1in) x H7.8cm(3in)
- Material: Pottery - Kutani ware
- Origin: Made in Japan
This is a technique in which 100% pure silver leaf is applied to each piece of pottery by hand and placed in the kiln. After the pottery is fired, the silver leaf is polished so that it becomes smooth, and then the beautiful and transparent Kutani Gosai glass glaze is applied. This technique requires a great deal of time and skill, including more than four times of kiln firings before it is completed. It combines the transparency and beauty of Kutani colors to enhance the dining experience.
About kutani ware
Kutani ware is a type of pottery produced in the Kaga region of Ishikawa Prefecture and it has a history of over 350 years.
It is characterized by the heavy brilliance of the five colors of green, yellow, red, purple, and navy blue that are applied to the bold and daring lines.
Its long history has evolved through the tireless efforts and enthusiasm of people who have sought innovation while maintaining tradition.
In the early 1700s, the Kutani kilns were closed, but about 80 years later they were opened and Kutani ware was revived.
The beauty of the various styles and methods of painting is known as "Japan Kutani" and is highly regarded around the world.